A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veteran's groups and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination or simply break the ice.

Here on Six Words, we offer a simple platform to share the short, sharp story of your life, as well as provide daily prompts to share your six-word takes on the topics of our times.

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Right now, I'm reading:
Juneteenth by Ralph Ellison

My favorite story of all time is:
Romaine: Best friend I never met

In bed I like to read:
The Bible

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
I get lost, even with gps!

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Everyone feels lost and lonely sometimes.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
I'm Every Woman by Chaka Khan

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?

ginsengdreams’s Latest Memoir of 57

“Asthma: sleeping lungs won't wake up.”

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